There are few things I long for more than deep roots.
Thick, sprawling roots that plunge ever deeper into my Savior’s love.
Ever further into grace.
Ever stronger into faith.
Ever more securely into the knowledge of Him.
I foolishly used to think spiritual maturity was primarily a function of time. “If you’re a Christian long enough, you eventually become godly.”
But while time is certainly a factor, it’s far from the most important one. Some people who have claimed the name of Christ for decades are no more than spiritual infants. Others, though, grab onto Him and hold on for dear life, growing leaps and bounds in a fairly short amount of time.
So how do we become godly?
In a word: grace.
The same grace that saves us sanctifies us. It’s what gives us the desire and the ability to seek His kingdom and His righteousness. To acquire a knowledge of Him. To emulate His example and to live His life instead of our own.
So let’s ask Him for that grace. Join me in praying the Scriptures, sharing with God our desire to grow, and begging Him for the grace to do so.
Prayers for Spiritual Growth
Ask the Lord to fill you with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:9-10).
Pray that you, speaking the truth in love, would grow up in every way into Christ who is the head of the Body, and that He would make the entire Body grow so that it builds itself up in love (Ephesians 4:16-17).
Ask God to help you be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but would grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:17-18).
Acknowledge to the Lord that all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that you may be competent, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Ask Him to give you a love for His Word, and a desire to meditate on it all day long (Psalm 119:97).
Claim God’s promised blessing upon your life as you refuse to walk in the counsel of the wicked, to stand in the way of sinners, or to sit in the seat of scoffers. Share with the Lord that you delight in His law; ask Him to help you meditate on it day and night so that you may be like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, with leaves that don’t wither. Ask that in all that you do, you will prosper and flourish (Psalm 1:1-3).
Praise our great God for His divine power which has granted to you all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called you to His own glory and excellence. Thank Him for granting to you His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. Ask that His grace would empower you to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. Remind the Lord of His truth that if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:3-8).
Pray that God would help you to count it all joy when you meet trials of various kinds, knowing that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. Ask that the Lord would let your steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing (James 1:2-4).
Marvel over the truth that you have been crucified with Christ. Acknowledge to God that It is no longer you who live, but Christ who lives in you. Ask that He would help you remember that the life you now live in the flesh you live by faith in the Son of God, who loved you and gave Himself for you. Pray that He would keep His grace ever before you, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose (Galatians 2:20-21). Implore the Lord to keep you from trying to muster up spiritual growth on your own, but to hold you always in the grasp of grace.
Dear Heavenly Father, Your grace amazes me. I pray that I never get over the wonder of it. Thank You that even as I grow my whole life long, I can never outgrow Your grace. I pray that You transform me into Your image with ever-increasing glory, until the day when my growth is complete and I finally see You face-to-face. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.
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Yahweh, Creator of the universe, You are the most divine, exceptional, magnificent, and excellent in all the earth. I adore You, oh Jehovah Nissi. You reign in victory, none can compare.
I bow down before Your throne of grace and mercy, leaving my sins at the foot of the cross. Empower me with inner strength through Your Holy Presence. Your love is most precious to me, for it endures forever.
2 Thessalonians 1:3 – We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.
Ephesians 1:17-18 – that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
Deeply rooted in love
Adonai, fill me with life and power to overcome the darkness. Work from within so that I can portray You in all that I do. Precious King, You are love in its purest form. I pray that I will be rooted DEEP in the foundations of Your love.
May You encamp within my heart so that it is filled with You and You alone, for I want to know You more and more. For He that is in me is greater than He that is in the world.
2 Corinthians 13:9 – For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete.
Philippians 1:9-10 – And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.
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The fruits of righteousness
Allow me to be consumed by Your spiritual fire that burns so bright. Allow the fruits of righteousness to intercept my life, as You protect me from the evil one.
I give myself away and surrender my all as I withhold nothing. Because I desire to grow spiritually and to have a greater relationship with You.
I am nothing without You. Hence why I need You every minute, every hour, Oh Lord. Touch my heart and my life today, as I yearn for You my Savior. In JESUS’ most precious name I pray, Amen!
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Colossians 1:9-12 – For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
I’m a young Christian, from South Trinidad, seeking the wisdom of the Word and God’s blessings on my life. A journey, that’s just begun, but living to the Glory of God.
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Prayers For Spiritual Growth – Saying a prayer daily should be a routine act in a Christian’s life. The prayers have only benefits for your life ad well being. But what about the Prayers For Spiritual Growth? Do they really work? Well, the answer is yes, they work very well. And they represent one of the main Tools For Spiritual Growth. Let’s see how do these prayers help you.
Prayers For Spiritual Growth
Prayer Gets You Closer To God – there are no other ways to get closer to God, then by saying a prayer. And if you want to grow spiritually, you need this closeness. Daily prayer will show you how connected you really are to God.
Prayer Is Powerful – there is no other way to gain spiritual wisdom as prayer. When you pray for Spiritual Growth, God will guide you through your path. He will send you situations and experiences that will help you to grow.
Prayer establishes and maintains a connection between you and God – communication is the best way to connect with someone. And in your connection with God, communication is equally as important. Pray daily and show Him your love and gratitude. This connection is important for your spiritual growth.
Prayers For Spiritual Growth
Prayer brings you wisdom – sometimes reading Bible Verses On Spiritual Growth brings more questions than answers. This is the situation when you start praying. Pray for God to help you understand the teachings of The bible. Those are God’s Words and He knows best what messages they carry.
Prayer calms you – the path toward spiritual growth is hard. It requires dedication, courage and ambition. Sometimes you are going to feel overwhelmed. That is the moment when you will have to pray. And prayer is the best way a Christian can relax and calm down. Because Prayer For Spiritual Growth is a way of meditation or contemplation. Tell God what happened. Tell Him everything. You are going to feel more liberated and peaceful. So you can continue your path to grow.
In conclusion, growing spiritually is not easy. And it takes a lifetime. Your spiritual growth will never end. You will have to continuously research, read and contemplate. The Prayers For Spiritual Growth will help you on your path. They will make it easier. And they will teach you how much God loves you and cares about you.